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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5386.62
  • 2m 0f 128y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: -U3201 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Spoiled chance by racing far too freely on handicap debut in December but, with a hood fitted, delivered on earlier promise when making all in Fakenham maiden (2m, good) last month; could still have a lot more to offer; likely contender.

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5th

5

12th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:28 Ludlow

Sergeant Wilson

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Temptingly treated on the pick of his handicap form at about 2m on ground not too slow; Taunton last time was disappointing (2m3f, good) but coming back to a sharp 2m will help and could run well if his jumping holds up (can make mistakes).

7/1

8th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Sergeant Wilson

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Chased home - albeit from afar - the well-handicapped Brentford Hope at Newbury in November (good to soft) and that wasn't his first competitive run in handicaps; has his quirks and can race freely, but soft/heavy ground wouldn't have suited the last twice and he returns to the scene of his wide-margin bumper win.

11/2

4th

10

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

16:50 Doncaster

Sergeant Wilson

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran well when second at Newbury (2m, good to soft) two starts ago and is now 4lb lower than when going very close in this race a year ago; holds obvious claims if judged on that evidence but often harms his chance by racing too freely; others are less risky.

5/1

Form: 11O521 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won on the Flat in January and followed up when back over hurdles at Warwick (2m, good) last month; subsequent 3lb rise does not look excessive and he's now 4-8 in this sphere; respected.

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10

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Mr Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won at Plumpton (2m, soft) in March and, after failing to threaten in the County Hurdle, he was a fair second back at Plumpton last time (2m, good); however, there's a suspicion this will be too competitive.

16/1

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

12/1

Form: 4173 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Joined Rebecca Menzies after winning 17-runner Cork maiden (2m1f, good) last summer and bettered low-key stable debut when respectable third of four in Musselburgh novice last month (1m7f, good); needs to take another step forward on today's handicap debut but that's possible.

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1st

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Lihyan

11st 3lb

J: William Maggs

T: Rebecca Menzies

Wins have been at 2m1f (good) and 2m4f (good to soft); unraced beyond the latter distance but he's running well and a strong traveller; hard to rule out.

9/1

4th

4

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Lihyan

11st 11lb

J: Ben Smith

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear

100/30

Form: F64-39 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Placed off 2lb higher over C&D (good) in December, after a break, and has pretty obvious claims if judged on that performance but was well beaten here later in December and didn't really fire on the Flat when last in action; others have more persuasive profiles.

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3rd

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:45 Sandown

Glory And Honour

10st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

in rear, mistake 1st

20/1

Form: 5/586P D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo who struggled to get competitive when a big-priced outsider for stable debut in December; has too much to prove.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

Form: 115348 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won two three-runner chases in the autumn but ended 2022 with two disappointing runs over fences and has been safely held in two hurdles since the turn of the year; on a good mark now but needs to get back on track.

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2nd

1

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

12:30 Market Rasen

Minella Plus

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led after 1st

8/1

5th

6

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:10 Ludlow

Minella Plus

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:18 Hexham

Minella Plus

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Best effort for some time when third at Bangor last month and may be able to build on that; five career wins have come in fields of six or fewer but too well handicapped now to be dismissed.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 236P28 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ran well in defeat at Huntingdon (2m, good) in late January and wasn't disgraced when eighth in competitive race at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; in calmer waters today and probably won't be far away.

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sergeant Wilson

RP Ratings:

Whizz Kid

The Sun:

Mr Freedom

POSTDATA:

Glory And Honour

TOPSPEED:

Sergeant Wilson

WEST COUNTRY:

Sergeant Wilson

Telegraph:

Sergeant Wilson

Daily Mirror:

Sergeant Wilson

Daily Record:

Sergeant Wilson

The Star:

Mr Freedom

D Express:

Glory And Honour

The Times:

Whizz Kid

The Guardian:

Whizz Kid

Daily Mail:

Whizz Kid